In this episode, Sherry chats with financial expert Stacy Francis with Francis Financial about the important financial matters to consider during the divorce process. Stacy conducted a survey of over 150 women, and based on that research, is able to provide the listener with common pitfalls to avoid when going through the divorce process.  Are you aware that 80% of women will end up managing their own finances later in life because of death of their spouse or divorce?  This episode is important for all women to listen to, not just divorcing women.

Stacy Francis is the President and CEO of Francis Financial: a fee-only, boutique, wealth management and financial planning firm dedicated to improving women’s lives through financial and personal empowerment. The firm provides ongoing comprehensive advice for individuals and couples and specializes in helping widows and divorcing or divorced
women. Stacy is also the founder of the non-profit, Savvy LadiesTM which helps and provides resources to all women.

Stacy is a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® and Certified Estate and Trust Specialist (CESTM) with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She is the host of the Financially Ever After podcast, and the author of Financial Help for Widows: A Complete Resource Guide as well as Unveiling the Unspoken Truth: The Financial Challenges Women Face During and After Divorce.

She is a nationally recognized financial expert being one of twenty of the nation’s leading wealth managers on CNBC’s Digital Financial Advisor Council, a member of the Forbes Finance Council, as well as an expert contributor for The Wall Street Journal. She has appeared in hundreds of media outlets and has received numerous industry awards, among them, Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors, Investopedia’s 100 Top Wealth Advisors, Investment News Top 20 Women to Watch in the United States and Financial Planning Magazine’s Pro Bono Award.

  1. The Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts – A resource for CDFAs near you. Find a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) Professionals (
  2. We have hundreds of free webinars about divorce and money for women. We also have a free financial helpline with over 150 financial expert volunteers with many who are Certified Divorce Financial Analysts.
  3. Financially Ever After Podcast – A Child’s Perspective on Divorce – Financially Ever After: A Child’s Perspective On Divorce (
  4. White Paper Unveiling the Unspoken Truth: The Financial Challenges Women Face During and After Divorce